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State of Oklahoma ranks top 10 for lowest tax burden

Published Thursday, February 25, 2021

Oklahoma ranks as the 7th-lowest tax burden state in the nation.

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O’Connor: Small businesses, nonprofits helped through program

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A few weeks ago, I shared stories about how The Study, Swiss Cleaners and ReMerge responded to COVID-19 with creativity and used funding and technical assistance from the Small Business Continuity Program to help meet some of the challenges brought on by the pandemic. There are hundreds of similar success stories – small businesses and nonprofits that have changed, dramatically or ever so slightly, to better communicate, reach out, encourage sales and preserve their business.

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OKC named among 'underappreciated American cities you should totally move to'

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Thrillist's recent piece highlighted a number of cities that offer "comfort, culture, or verve" but "minus the wall-to-wall people, soul-sucking traffic jams, and wallet-draining cost of living."

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OKC metro forecast for job growth in 2021

Published Friday, February 19, 2021

Ready for a forecast for something other than the weather?

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Small business programs launch in Oklahoma

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Oklahoma businesses still need our help and JPMorgan Chase has made an investment to help small businesses in our state. Progress OKC and the Tulsa Economic Development Corp. are using that support to launch programs to help business owners and entrepreneurs, especially those in underserved communities, as they fight to recover from the COVID-19 economic downturn.

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OKC continues to see drop in unemployment rate

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2021

In recently released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Oklahoma City MSA had an unemployment rate of 4.8% for the month of December.

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Q&A with Mark Beffort: bold innovation district development 'needs to happen'

Published Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Just before the end of December, two of the region’s biggest developers announced the biggest project of the year. Gardner Tanenbaum and Robinson Park Investments are teaming up to build a 2.7-acre development at the Innovation District.

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The power of dogs: Bar K celebrates bond between dogs and their owners

Published Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Bar/dogpark combination Bar K is set to open in OKC's Boathouse District in early 2022.

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